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USFamily.Net National Pool

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USFamily.Net presently onlys offer its patented unlimited priority sytem services in Minnesota and some surrounding areas.  This is the best technology available and only available from USFamily.Net.

Until USFamily.Net expands its technology everywhere you can still enjoy our spam-free mail and other wonderfull services through standard Internet technology used by all other Internet companies, but at better prices and with better features due to our lower overhead and profit margins.

The national pool

  • is shared by many or most national Internet providers

  • is a standard shared internet environment and does not allow for dedicated usage

  • has a 150 hour hard limit per month to prevent abuse of the shared environment

  • is unlimited in that there are never extra charges, but does have rules to stop dedicated usage

  • We offer 1-city $8.99, 2-city $11.99 (home, and winter or summer home), and national traveling $15.99 (any cities)

 

National Pool Rules

Our national pool is a shared, contracted service, used by many   (perhaps even most) large ISPs throughout the country.  Because the supplier does not have access to technology such as our patented priority system they control abuse of  the "shared dialup"  environment in a different way.  They have an "abuse detection system".  This abuse detection system automatically and permanently terminates accounts if a user:

- sends SPAM
- simultaneously connects more than one computer
- maintains continuous connections
- uses more that 150 hours in a calendar month

If an abuse is detected that account is terminated until the end of the calendar month.  There is an additional $10 registration fee if the user needs to get reactiveated before the end of the month and if frequent abuse occurs it will result in permanent termination.  We have no control over these rules or the abuse detection system of the national supplier.  Most other Internet provider have these same rules but some are not up front with describing them.

To avoid being classified as a "continuous connection" (which is against the contract for all ISPs and requires dedicated Internet service) make sure no session is over 4 hours without hanging up for 15 minuts before dialing in again and avoid deliberate, automatic, or accidental connection patterns that cause high usage.

We have found very few users to ever have trouble with the abuse detection system.  Users that need dedcated service should get DSL or cable.

 

Here are our National Plan Choices

Internet Plan Monthly
Regular 1-City Plan
Our incredible local Internet service using standard Internet technology.
- 1 week free trial
- Access to the entire Internet world from your home city
- 1 email address, unlimited email, tagline included
- Free SPAM filter
- single workstation, immediate family members.
- Registration fee $15.00
- 6 month billing at the end of your trial period.
- Credit/Debit Card Required
- Registration fee $15.00
      includes: Trial until the end of the calendar month
     (after you register you may wait untill the beginning of
      any month or start immediately)
- Free screening options if desired
- 150 hour max
$8.99/mo.

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95% of all Users select the regular plan above.

Enhanced Plans for those 5% Heaviest Users and Business Use Follow:

Standard 2-City Plan
Our national Internet service using standard Internet technology.
- 1 week free trial
- Access to the entire Internet world from your home city plus any second city. (i.e. summer and winter homes)
- 2 email addresses, unlimited email, tagline included
- Free SPAM filter
- single workstation, immediate family members.
- Registration fee $15.00
- 6 month billing at the end of your trial period.
- 5 meg personal website
- Credit/Debit Card Required
- Registration fee $15.00
      includes: Trial until the end of the calendar month
     (after you register you may wait untill the beginning of
      any month or start immediately)
- Free screening options if desired
- 150 hour max
$11.99/mo.

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Premium Plan (for travelers)
Our national Internet service using standard Internet technology.
- 1 week free trial
- For travelers - Access to all 1500+ dialup numbers nationwide
-  Your first 30 minutes/mo. of 1-800 service from any other remote US locations.
- 6 month billing at the end of your trial period.
- Up to 5 email addresses, unlimited, tagline optional.
- Free SPAM filter
- Gigantic 20 meg personal website.
- Personal LAN access for immed. family (no biz).
- Credit Card Required
- Free screening options if desired
- 150 hour max
$15.99/mo.

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Dedicated Dialup
Sorry, we do not have any dedicated dialup plans available outside of Minnesota.

Check with you local phone company for DSL service availability.